As anyone in the dental industry knows, Digital technology is dramatically growing in the dental laboratory sector. As a laboratory owner competing with thousands of labs changing their methods of production, it is imperative that you offer products and services that set you apart from the others.

This session will show how to re-use your diagnostic modeling designs when doing the final case to save lots of time. It will present additional ideas that will help to ensure success in your digital future. Some of those services include:

  • How to set up digital diagnostics in 3Shape
  • How to do digital diagnostic "waxing"
  • How to do mock-ups (a value added service to help clients sell cases)
  • How to create realistic digital temporaries & case planning, and
  • How to properly digitally contour tissue to improve your results with implants.



Al Fillastre, CDT
Owner, Ceram-O-Arts Dental Lab
Al Fillastre, C.D.T., received his B.S. degree from Stetson University in 1975, then worked in a variety of commercial laboratories, before returning to Lakeland in 1979 where he began working in his own laboratory alongside his father, Dr. Alvin J. Fillastre. Since then, Al has become an accomplished technician in all disciplines within the Crown & Bridge laboratory. Al has lectured extensively to technicians and dentists alike on quality, excellence, communication, and technical skills. He also provides digital support to numerous labs in both design and production. Al presently owns and operates Ceram-O-Arts Dental Laboratory in Lakeland, Florida.



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